Category Archives: Cover Art

‘All n ‘All – It’s Just Another Shot into Space

Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka was born November 26, 1936. He is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s. He has received several awards, platinum and gold albums, several magazine articles, interviews and has been … Continue reading

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Adelaide Mallunnee’s Dark Art of Cover Art

Cover artist Adelaide Mallunee has designed music album covers for a variety of neo-folk and neo-classical dark art music groups such as Anima in Fiamme (as shown in this example from their “Sub Occasum Solis” album). For those who are not aware … Continue reading

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The Proof of the Magic is in the Pudding

Christmas time is just as much about the food as it is everything else and no Christmas repast is complete until the Christmas Pudding is eaten. So, here is a little story about a pudding. The Magic Pudding: Being The … Continue reading

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Raymond Peynet’s Lovers’ almanacs are so intensely French

The witty and fanciful artist and cartoonist Raymond Peynet was born on 16 November, 1908.  His early career in illustration began with Tolmer, a commercial art agency in Paris, where he drew labels for fragrances and chocolates boxes, and progressed … Continue reading

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May the Sky Saw for Tom Phillip’s contribution to Another Green World

Tom Phillips was born in 1937. A former Royal Academician based in London, he is known for his work as a draughtsman and traditional painter; best known for his portrait commissions.  He became an expert on African art and curated … Continue reading

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When you feel there is no one beside you – Look for a star

“Circus of Horrors” was a 1960 cult British horror film directed by Sidney Hayers.  The movie was the third of the “Sadian Trilogy“, focusing on sadism, cruelty and violence as opposed to the supernatural horror of the Hammer films from … Continue reading

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How Roller’s succession heightened the Viennese Secession

This is an image of Alfred Roller’s poster (1902) from the Gustav Mahler Exhibition – Vienna Secession.* Austrian painter, graphic and set designer, Alfred Roller was born on 2nd October 1864, in Brünn, Mähren. Roller attended the Academy of Fine … Continue reading

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An Annalisa enigma

I saw a show on TV a while ago where the presenters focussed on a private collector’s specialty – Decorative label surrounds for tinned tomatoes – especially those from Italy and Spain. Needless to say his collection was vast and … Continue reading

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Justice for all or just this for dessert?

  Italian modernist artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer, Mario Sironi  was born 130 years ago on May 12th, 1885 in Sassari, on the island of Sardinia. After leaving Sardinia, Sironi spent his childhood in Rome and studied engineering at … Continue reading

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I shot you with my camera

Jenny Watson (b. 1951)  is a local Melburnian artist.  During her informative years in the 1970s, Watson like many other Melburnians’  spent many hours at the iconic Crystal Ballroom to hear their greatest local-grown bands play. After making a series of … Continue reading

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Go into the Darklore Manor and see how the just dies

“Along a dark forsaken road, There stands a stark and grim abode – An old manor house looms black and tall To cast a grave and deathly pall – Beyond the ancient wrought iron gate, A thousand nightmares lie in … Continue reading

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Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band

Believe it or not, there is a tambourine featured within this image. (see left). Can you detect who is holding it? Regardless of whether you notice it or not this illustration by Thomas Rowlandson is entitled:  “The Tambourine“.  Rowlandson, an English … Continue reading

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I declare this silver frock to be “in like Flint”

Scottish artist and illustrator, Sir William Russell Flint was born in Edinburgh on 4th April, 1880.  Although being mostly known for his watercolor paintings of women; Flint also worked in oils, tempera and print-making. From 1894-1900 Flint was apprenticed to a … Continue reading

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Milton’s Male Call mischief with Miss Lace

American cartoonist and comic strip artist, Milton Arthur Paul Caniff was born in Hillsboro, Ohio on February 28, 1907. He became famous for two particular comic strips:  Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon and perhaps more infamously with Male Call, … Continue reading

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Every gallery tells me to quit illustration

Marshall Arisman was born in Jamestown, New York, on December 21, 1937. After growing up on a dairy farm, Arisman studied advertising art at the Pratt Institute, graduating in 1960 where he also received an Ida Gaskell Grant to travel … Continue reading

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